Abrasion Resistant Steel Plate

Abrasion Resistant Steel Plate

Abrasion Resistant Steel Plate

Abrasion Resistant (AR) steel plate is a high carbon alloy steel specifically designed to have higher hardness properties than mild steel.
Hardness is often achieved at the expense of strength, making AR wear-resistant steels ideal for severe, high wear conditions, but not for structural applications.

Our AR steel plates are designed to withstand the toughest conditions. Whether you're looking to protect your vehicles and machinery from abrasive materials or harsh environments, wear-resistant steel plates may be the perfect solution. Steel Warehouse stocks wear-resistant steel plates, sheets and coils in the following grades: AR360, AR400, AR450 and AR500. Hunter Steel is available in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses, and can provide you with a customized solution to meet your specific needs.

What are the Benefits of AR Steel?

Extremely durable and abrasion-resistant, wear-resistant steel plates provide excellent protection against abrasion and scratches. This type of steel performs well in harsh applications and is also impact resistant. In the long run, wear resistant steel plates will ultimately help to extend the life of your application and reduce your costs.
The most important benefit of any AR steel is its resistance to abrasion, scuffing and wear. All ARs are resistant to some degree of impact.AR steel grades have been used worldwide for construction purposes. You can find it in the buckets of heavy earthmoving excavators and in the compartments of dump trucks.

Understanding AR Steels

To understand what wear-resistant steels are, it's important to break down the terminology to dissect the meaning behind terms like AR400 or AR500. The AR at the beginning of each grade is an acronym for "abrasion resistant". In other words, if you're ordering plate that meets the requirements of AR400, you can tell from the name that you're getting a high-carbon, heat-treated product that creates a wear-resistant surface and a hardness of 400 (typically 360-444 BHN) around it.

AR Steel Properties

The properties of AR steel plates, sheets and coils vary depending on the grade. The lower the grade, such as AR400, the better the steel's formability, and the higher the grade, such as AR500, the harder the steel. The higher the grade, such as AR500, the harder the steel. AR450 is in the middle, indicating the "sweet spot" between hardness and formability. You can use the table below to see more information about each steel grade.

AR200 170-250 BHN
AR400 360-444 BHN
AR450 420-470 BHN
AR500 477-534 BHN


Application Industries

Wear-resistant steel plates are commonly used in energy, industrial manufacturing, and infrastructure. Other applications include:

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